Hi there, my Brushos have come out to play again this week for a bright and cheery journal page featuring my lovely new Monarch butterfly stamp, which I couldn’t wait to ink up.
Distress Inks – Ripe Persimmon, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke
Brusho Crystals – Orange, Lemon, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Lime GreenSponge Applicator or Cut ‘n’ Dry Foam
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers
I coloured the journal page with the Brusho Crystals, sprinkling on all of the colours except the orange. I added them in random patches and then misted the page with water. I turned the page sideways and let the colours run. They formed fairly loose stripes, which I rather like.
When the page was dry, I used the butterfly stencil with the Ripe Persimmon Distress ink to add the butterflies in the top right hand corner. I stamped on the spiky floral image with the Twisted Citron Distress ink, followed by the cross-stitch design with the Hickory Smoke ink.
Stamp the Monarch butterfly on stamping paper with the black ink. I then used the orange and yellow ochre Brusho Crystals as paint by misting them with water on an acrylic block. I checked on the internet for the colours as I wanted mine to be as authentic as possible!
I cut the butterfly out and glued it to the page in the bottom left hand corner. I then used the black stickers to add my chosen text to the page.
I hope my journal page will encourage you to break out the Brushos too!
Have a great weekend and see you next week.